As much as many of us New Yorkers would love to bask in our summer weather all year long, there are plenty of perks that come along with the arrival of our winter season. Once the snow starts falling here on the East Coast, you’ll see people cozying up by the fire while others will be quick to head out into the fresh powder for a classic snowball fight. Don’t let the season slip through your fingers, because now is the perfect time to start planning a trip up north to enjoy a lantern-lit sleigh ride in New York that takes you to a little-known speakeasy.

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Wondering where else you should be exploring in the Empire State around the holiday season? Then be sure to read about how you should visit Skaneateles, the one Christmas town in New York that’s simply enchanting.

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Are there any Christmas tree farms in New York?

You'll have no problem finding a Christmas Tree farm in New York! Year after year, some of our favorites include Treetop Acres, Inc, in Lockport, Hill's Christmas Tree Farm in Springville, and Koller Christmas Tree Farm in Alden.

Can I ride the Polar Express in New York?

The best place to ride the Polar Express in New York is in Ulster County! Catskill Mountain Railroad puts on an amazing holiday event every year, and you'll want to get your tickets early, because this wintertime event often sells out.

What was the biggest snowfall in New York?

It should come as no surprise that Oneida County holds the record for single day snowfall - on February 1, 1966, 50 inches of powder fell in one intense storm. Other top snowfalls include ones you might remember - the November 20, 2014 storm that dumped 47.5 inches of Erie County, and an early 1988 storm on January 6 that did the same in Lewis county. Two other dates in history dumped more than 40 inches of snow on the Empire State, December 10, 1995 in Jefferson County (45 inches), and March 14, 1993 in Franklin County (42 inches).